Original Pattern: Deschain
Knitters Extraordinaire: Susannah (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Susannah created this amazing modified Deschain pullover by casting on fewer stitches on both sides, lengthening the sweater, added waist shaping, and lengthened the arms to compensate for the reduced width. Details on her mods can be found on her Project page.
What Makes This Awesome: The original sweater is beautiful, but a cropped, super boxy summer sweater is not going to be universally flattering. Susannah fixed that by making changes that suited her frame, to reduce the volume of fabric through the body. As the amount of fabric through the body affected the shape and length of the sleeves, she lengthened the sleeves sot hat they would be more in line with the original sleeve length. Adding the extra repeats of central design added the length that Susannah was looking for. If you want to try something similar, make sure you have a wet blocked gauge swatch (length could be very different between blocked and unblocked!), and measure an existing sweater/top that is the length you are going for. Once you can see how many rows you are getting per inch of length, you will be able to calculate how many extra repeats you need to do. Then you are well on your way to a beautiful new sweater, just like this one!